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March 25, 2010
Edison High senior Cindy Tran won the 200-yard backstroke March 17 at the National Club Swimming Assn. Junior National championships in Orlando, Fla. Tran, swimming for West Coast Swimming club, touched in 1 minute 56.16 seconds, 0.36 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. She also had the fastest preliminary time. She also finished second in the 100 backstroke in 53.59 seconds. Additionally, the West Coast Swimming’s girls 200 medley relay, featuring Tran, Alli Gillespie (Edison)
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By Mike Sciacca | March 20, 2008
Thomas Smith had a record-setting day at the Southern California Junior Olympics Swimming Championships. The 10-year-old from Huntington Beach won six individual gold medals and broke Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Aaron Peirsol?s Southern California record in the backstroke in the process, at the national event at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach on Feb. 3. Smith broke Peirsol?s record in the 100-yard backstroke. The Grace Elementary School fifth-grader went 1:02.
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August 18, 2005
Mike Sciacca Joshua Smith of Huntington Beach turned in a spectacular swim season that has established the 10-year-old as one of the most dominant swimmers in his age group. Smith, who swims in the 10-and-under division for Irvine Nova Aquatics, will enter the sixth grade at Grace Elementary School in September. In the past year, he has accomplished several feats -- among the most notable being the Southern California Swimming 50-meter freestyle age-group record he set July 24 at the UC Irvine Aquatics Center.
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January 2, 2003
The Smith siblings -- Joshua, Thomas and Tori -- put on a strong showing at the Brea Invitational Swim Meet. Swimming for the Agape Swim Team, the Huntington Beach trio placed among the top 10 in each of their events. Joshua Smith captured five first-place finishes, and Thomas Smith had three first-place finishes. Competing in the boys' 8-and-under Division, Joshua led the entire way in winning the 100 individual medley relay by three body lengths.
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March 29, 2007
Joshua and Thomas Smith were at the top of their game again. The Huntington Beach brothers turned in dominating performances at the Southern California Junior Olympics Championships held at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach earlier this month. Joshua, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Grace Elementary School in Huntington Beach, broke two southland swimming records at the event. He set the new mark in the 50-yard freestyle (22.66 seconds), surpassing the previous record-setting time set in 1989.
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March 24, 2000
Six Huntington Beach athletes, each a member of the Seal Beach Swim Club, won medals at the recent Southern California Junior Olympics. The five-day event, hosted by the Golden West Swim Club, was held at the Belmont Olympic Pool in Long Beach. Eleven-year-old Scott Schauer, competing in the Boys 11-12 Division, led the way with three first-place medals. Schauer won both the 100 and 200 yard free style events, and also took the 100-yard butterfly. In addition, he also placed second in both the 500 freestyle and the 200 individual medley, and third in the 50 freestyle.
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By: | July 30, 2005
Newport Harbor High product and defending Olympic and world champion Aaron Peirsol claimed another world record Friday, winning his third straight 200-meter backstroke title at the swimming world championships in Montreal. Peirsol, 22, winner of three gold medals at last summer's Olympics in Athens, Greece, clocked in at 1 minute, 54.66 seconds, topping his previous world record of 1:54.74 set in July 2004. Markus Rogan of Austria finished second in 1:56.
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August 14, 2003
The Smith siblings -- Tori, Joshua and Thomas -- established club and league record times at the Southern California Swimming Championships at Corona del Mar High. The trio swims for the Green Valley Swim Club. Tori Smith set two individual records and two relay records at the meet. She won the 25-yard butterfly in 14.88 seconds to establish a new record. Tori, a fifth-grade student who has never lost a butterfly race the entire season, also set a Green Valley mark in the 100 individual medley with a 1:15.
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October 17, 2002
Local swimmer Joshua Smith came up with several big performances at last weekend's Golden West Pumpkin Invitational at the Golden West College pool. Smith swam to three first places finishes and finished third in a fourth race, in the boys' 8-and-under Division competition. Smith, a student at Grace Lutheran Elementary School in Huntington Beach, swam a 20.04 to win the 25-yard breaststroke. He won the 25-yard butterfly in a time of 17.20, and took the 100-yard individual medley with a 1:27.
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March 25, 2010
Edison High senior Cindy Tran won the 200-yard backstroke March 17 at the National Club Swimming Assn. Junior National championships in Orlando, Fla. Tran, swimming for West Coast Swimming club, touched in 1 minute 56.16 seconds, 0.36 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. She also had the fastest preliminary time. She also finished second in the 100 backstroke in 53.59 seconds. Additionally, the West Coast Swimming’s girls 200 medley relay, featuring Tran, Alli Gillespie (Edison)
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By Mike Sciacca | March 20, 2008
Thomas Smith had a record-setting day at the Southern California Junior Olympics Swimming Championships. The 10-year-old from Huntington Beach won six individual gold medals and broke Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Aaron Peirsol?s Southern California record in the backstroke in the process, at the national event at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach on Feb. 3. Smith broke Peirsol?s record in the 100-yard backstroke. The Grace Elementary School fifth-grader went 1:02.
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March 29, 2007
Joshua and Thomas Smith were at the top of their game again. The Huntington Beach brothers turned in dominating performances at the Southern California Junior Olympics Championships held at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach earlier this month. Joshua, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Grace Elementary School in Huntington Beach, broke two southland swimming records at the event. He set the new mark in the 50-yard freestyle (22.66 seconds), surpassing the previous record-setting time set in 1989.
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August 18, 2005
Mike Sciacca Joshua Smith of Huntington Beach turned in a spectacular swim season that has established the 10-year-old as one of the most dominant swimmers in his age group. Smith, who swims in the 10-and-under division for Irvine Nova Aquatics, will enter the sixth grade at Grace Elementary School in September. In the past year, he has accomplished several feats -- among the most notable being the Southern California Swimming 50-meter freestyle age-group record he set July 24 at the UC Irvine Aquatics Center.
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By: | July 30, 2005
Newport Harbor High product and defending Olympic and world champion Aaron Peirsol claimed another world record Friday, winning his third straight 200-meter backstroke title at the swimming world championships in Montreal. Peirsol, 22, winner of three gold medals at last summer's Olympics in Athens, Greece, clocked in at 1 minute, 54.66 seconds, topping his previous world record of 1:54.74 set in July 2004. Markus Rogan of Austria finished second in 1:56.
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By: | July 27, 2005
Defending world and Olympic champion Aaron Peirsol, a Newport Harbor High product, led all the way and claimed his second straight 100-meter backstroke title in the swimming world championships Tuesday in Montreal. Peirsol finished in 53.62 seconds, shy of the world record (53.17) he set in April. Fellow American Randall Bal finished second in 54.02. With the victory, Peirsol, 22, became the first man since Roland Matthes of East Germany in 1973 and 1975 to win consecutive 100 back titles at the world championships.
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August 19, 2004
Mike Sciacca While the eyes of the swimming world focused this week on American swimmer Michael Phelps and his attempt to win a record-tying seven gold medals at the Olympic Games in Athens, a local youngster beat Phelps to the punch and rolled a lucky seven at the National Junior Olympics. Huntington Beach's Joshua Smith, 10, swam to seven gold medals in the 9-10 Division at the recent swim meet held at Janet Evans Pool in Fullerton. In the process, Smith, who swims for Irvine Novaquatics, or NOVA, blazed his way to six national reportable times and one Southern California reportable time.
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August 12, 2004
Athletes from the Golden West Swim Club posted winning results at the 2004 Southern California Swimming Summer Junior Olympics "Blue" competition held at the Janet Evans Swim Complex in Fullerton. Cindy Tran led the Golden West contingent by winning three gold medals. Tran, 12, competing in the girls 11-12 division, won the 50-meter long course freestyle, 50-meter long course backstroke and 50-meter long course butterfly. Tran also was fifth in the 200-meter long course individual medley relay.
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May 6, 2004
BAN ON AVITROL The City Council banned the use of Avitrol for pest control. WHAT IT MEANS: Avitrol, or 4-aminopyridine, is a potassium channel blocker and a lethal neurotoxin. It is used by pest control companies in the city, and is poisonous to birds and other animals. While it is usually used to kill pigeons, it can be consumed by other birds that eat the poisoned bait. Avitrol has also been banned in New York City, Fort Collins, Colo.
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August 14, 2003
The Smith siblings -- Tori, Joshua and Thomas -- established club and league record times at the Southern California Swimming Championships at Corona del Mar High. The trio swims for the Green Valley Swim Club. Tori Smith set two individual records and two relay records at the meet. She won the 25-yard butterfly in 14.88 seconds to establish a new record. Tori, a fifth-grade student who has never lost a butterfly race the entire season, also set a Green Valley mark in the 100 individual medley with a 1:15.
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